Hello, people! Menni here.
We’re almost done! Thanks for sticking with me (and Koko, and Bert, and Titi, and Darin, and Sese). *virtual hugs* 🤗
Ignore my publishing agent. Anyhoo, here’s chapter 11!
And there’s chapter 11! It’s kinda short, sorry. And chapter 12 will be too (sorry again). But hey! I wrote and formatted (and printed and bound) a novella! And then I took screenshots of all 76 pages so that I could post it on this blog! And then – most miraculous of all – people liked it! *more virtual hugs* 🤗
*if you hated it you get virtual hugs anyways because you’re still reading this post and that shows real dedication* 🤗
I’m starting to run out of extras (as you may have noticed)…
Ooh! I know! Talking about “miraculous” reminded me…
So, this story wrote itself really fast. I wrote, revised, printed and bound the whole thing in a little more than two months, which (as any writer knows) is really fast. And the reason it got written so fast? I prayed.
*bear with me please, I’m gonna sound super cliche but I mean every word*
I literally prayed “Lord, please let me get this story done in time for Elle’s birthday” every single night until I finished. At which point my prayers switched to “Lord, please let me get this story printed and bound and everything in time for Elle’s birthday.”
(And let me tell you, figuring out how to print and bind a book with no experience whatsoever was a nightmare. But it’s all worth it when you look at the completed project and think “wow, this is lopsided and there’s glue on the cover… but I MADE IT!” And then you do it five more times)
Being the stupid ungrateful human that I am, I didn’t even think about how my prayers had been answered beyond my wildest dreams… until everything was done and I had a not-too-awful copy all ready to give Elle, and I realized HOW ON EARTH DID I DO THIS WOW oh right I prayed about it! I was so, so thankful. Still am, in fact.
*disclaimer: this is not to say your prayers will always be answered YES. In fact, they are sometimes answered NO. Like when you pray for the rafting trip to go well and then your mom almost steps on a rattlesnake (but she didn’t so that doesn’t really count…). The good news? Your prayers will always be answered according to God’s plan!*
I warned you about the cliche-ness. (Is that a word? 🤷♀️) But like I said, I mean it all!
Have a great day/night/morning/evening/whatever!